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22 Gallon BrewBuilt Brewing Kettle

Model: MB_BE356

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Designed for Brewing. Built to Last.  The new line of Brewbuilt  kettles, made from 304 stainless steel, offers an unparalleled mix of features for the price. At the very top of the list are two welded-in place couplers that offer a lifetime of leak free use.  As you can imagine, welding in a coupler costs more than punching a hole and using a gasketed (ie weld-less) fitting. Welded fittings offer a permanent connection that to us is worth every penny.  The second unique feature that we absolutely love about these kettles is the notched lid with silicone plug.  This notch allows you so much flexibility; you can use an immersion chiller, one of our Ultimate Sparge Arms for mashing, tie off hop bags, take a temp reading during cooling, or whatever else we all can dream up.  ,22 Gallon Size is Unique,Our preferred size for anywhere from 10-17 gallon batches.  We made this size to accomodate years of feedback from brewers who want to end up with 11-12 gallons of wort after the boil so that they can fully fill two five gallon kegs.  This requires boiling 13-14 gallons initially which is really too much for a 15 gallon kettle. This huge kettle also gives you the opportunity to make 15 gallons of beer in a single session and works extremely well with the SS Brewtech 1/2bbl (15.5 gallon) Chronical Fermenter.  Consider the size upgrade now, you won't regret it later.  ,This Kettle has a lot to offer...,Some other features we dig include the internal volume markers from the bottom to the top - so handy for instant reads.  The silicone sleeved handles on the kettle and the lid are a cool feature to protect your hands. The tri-clad bottom with a 4mm core of aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel offers even heat distribution during the boil and also makes it a perfect choice for anyone wanting to use an induction burner.  The bottom coupler is also cool with 1/2" male threads on the outside and 1/2'' female threads on the inside.  Those internal threads are so handy...  you can easily install a pick up tube, stainless quick disconnects, a kettle screen, or any other fitting that features 1/2" MPT threads.  ,Beefy 304 Stainless,These kettles are made from 304 grade stainless.  That means you will have less corrosion issues than with a kettle made from lower grade 201 type stainless. We put these kettles through a corrosive salt water test in the MoreBeer! shop and they passed with flying colors. We also made sure the rivets and riveted handles were also made of stainless steel for a long term, trouble free life.  The 10 and 15 gallon size are made from 1.0mm thick stainless steel. The 22 and 30 gallon size are made with 1.2mm stainless - that's pretty thick stuff - and you will know it when you pick one up. The included ball valve is a two piece design that allows for easy cleaning (we prefer these over 3 piece for ease of assembly) and is also made from 304 stainless. ,Size Ratios and stuff,All the Brewbuilt kettles follow the recent trend to a 1.2:1 ratio where the height is 1.2 times the diameter. This is a proven commercial ratio that has been adopted in homebrewing to achieve a more consistent 10% evaporation rate during the boil.  We don't consider it essential, but we do like this ratio for boiling. For Mashing we would prefer a little bit shallower but that is a small compromise. Dimensions for a hot-liquor tank, if you are thinking brewing system down the road, are irrelevant as any ratio kettle will do.  ,Final Words,With welded fittings, a bunch of cool features, and a solid, thick 304 stainless steel core this kettle is a pretty amazing value. There are a host of accessories that will be available soon including a trick false bottom for mashing, a whirlpool arm for recirculating, and more. Remember,  if you order from MoreBeer! we ship free anywhere in the continental USA!, ,Features List at a Glance,,,Two welded couplers for a lifetime of leak free use,,,Notched lid with silicone plug for flexibility,,,304 Stainless construction for longevity,,,1.0mm (10,15 gal) or 1.2mm (22,30 gal) thick side walls resists denting,,,4mm Tri-Clad Aluminum bottom sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel for no scorching,,,1/2" FPT internal threads for attaching various kettle fittings,,,Internally etched volume markers from top to bottom for easy reading,,,Silicone coated handles for heat protection,,,1.2:1 Ratio is optimal for boil evaporation rate,,,Two piece, 304 stainless ball-valve for easy cleaning,,,Lid is designed to conveniently hang from a handle ,,,Stainless handles with stainless rivets for secure lifting,,,1/2" MPT stainless plug and teflon tape included for thermometer port,,,21.25" Height x 17.7" Ø

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